Linkou Lightning Building 林口閃電大樓

Like a bolt out of the blue: the infamous outline of an abandoned skyscraper in Linkou.

The Linkou Lightning Building 林口閃電大樓 is an infamous ruin not far from the newly-opened Taoyuan Airport MRT line in , recently named the fastest-growing district in . It is also known as the Linkou Strange House 林口怪怪屋 and occasionally appears in Taiwanese media alongside the Longtan Strange House and other examples of the genre. While I wish there were a good story to go along with these photos it sounds as if it is simply a failed construction project where nobody wants to cover the cost of demolition.

Transformed By Time

Time and the elements have weathered this transformer box on the streets of Linkou.

Yesterday I went on a short tour of inspired by the opening of the Taoyuan Airport MRT and the proliferation of YouBike stations to the exurbs of . After spending some time under the sun I stopped to pick up some water at one of Taiwan’s ubiquitous convenience stores and noticed a weathered padmount transformer out front, pictured here.